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Cerebralbore101 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

From what I've heard Amazon employees can barely afford to feed themselves.

But anyway, what can GameStop do with their business model to get out of this rut?

I used to run security at an Amazon Warehouse. This was in 2014. They made $12.50 an hour in a job market where most entry level positions started out at $8.50 an hour. They got four breaks a day, and during the holidays they got 20 hours of overtime per week for 2-3 months. Most of the workers there made $30,000 a year. Amazon bumped their wages up to $15 an hour a few years ago. You have no clue what you are talking about. 

Well are they able to actually able to afford necessities? And Bezos is still a tax dodger.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

I used to run security at an Amazon Warehouse. This was in 2014. They made $12.50 an hour in a job market where most entry level positions started out at $8.50 an hour. They got four breaks a day, and during the holidays they got 20 hours of overtime per week for 2-3 months. Most of the workers there made $30,000 a year. Amazon bumped their wages up to $15 an hour a few years ago. You have no clue what you are talking about. 

Well are they able to actually able to afford necessities? And Bezos is still a tax dodger.

I hope so. At $15 an hour people should be able to afford what they need for themselves. If not they have serious money issues, or are a single parent. 



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Immersiveunreality said:
In Belgium and the Netherlands we got Game mania,the place to be when you mostly want to pay more and sometimes used games are more expensive than new ones you can just buy online.
They're also dying a slow death while being unwilling to change and lower prices because they can offer you "a service you wont get anywhere else",i still have to find out what that service envelopes but k.(might be arrogance)

Depends on location but in antwerp it has become more of a hangout where people meet up(an experience store). Next step seems like a gaming bar.

E3 was fine to because they invite people for doing quizes/have some drinks pizza's play game and watch E3 live without pushing us to buy games : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldxxuuR5ROk






Cerebralbore101 said:
m0ney said:

Unless you show me proof that they are thriving I refuse to believe it because I have seen the opposite on youtube.

Demanding proof for belief in something is not rational. Neither is accepting low standards of evidence such as youtube, wikipedia, or hearsay. 

Yes it is.



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Dgc1808 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Demanding proof for belief in something is not rational. Neither is accepting low standards of evidence such as youtube, wikipedia, or hearsay. 

Yes it is.

We should only believe in that which can be proven. 

^This statement is contradictory, because the statement itself cannot be proven. 

Instead we should believe in that which can be shown to be most likely true. There are a great many things you can deny if you demand absolute proof. For example: You can deny that our senses are showing us the world as it truly is. And from there you can deny all evidence period. And from that point, nothing needs to be accepted at all. Now we've spiraled into a nonsensical world where all evidence is meaningless. All thanks to demanding that everything be 100% proven before being accepted as fact. 



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More and more people are buying games digitally, or buying physical copies from the internet. Plus less and less people care about re-selling old games, and re-selling was the biggest part of Gamestop business.



Cerebralbore101 said:
Dgc1808 said:

Yes it is.

We should only believe in that which can be proven. 

^This statement is contradictory, because the statement itself cannot be proven. 

Instead we should believe in that which can be shown to be most likely true. There are a great many things you can deny if you demand absolute proof. For example: You can deny that our senses are showing us the world as it truly is. And from there you can deny all evidence period. And from that point, nothing needs to be accepted at all. Now we've spiraled into a nonsensical world where all evidence is meaningless. All thanks to demanding that everything be 100% proven before being accepted as fact. 

We should always be constantly demanding better sources. - But if something can be asserted with zero evidence, then said claim can be discarded with equally as much evidence.



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I went to Gamestop last week, wanted to see if they had a used copy of Final Fantasy 10/10-2. They did, it was almost twice the price of a store on the internet that sold it new.



Nothing to see here, move along

The capitalist in me says, "if it lives then it deserves to live, if it dies then it deserves to die."

The part of me that wants more money in the pockets of developers, by switching to an all digital future, says "yes!"

The part of me that has fond memories of GameStop as a child says "noooo!"

Then there's part of me that feels bad for the people about to be unemployed, and even if they find a job shortly after I doubt it will be doing something they really enjoy.

Overall I have mixed feelings.



Cerebralbore101 said:
Dgc1808 said:

Yes it is.

We should only believe in that which can be proven. 

^This statement is contradictory, because the statement itself cannot be proven. 

Instead we should believe in that which can be shown to be most likely true. There are a great many things you can deny if you demand absolute proof. For example: You can deny that our senses are showing us the world as it truly is. And from there you can deny all evidence period. And from that point, nothing needs to be accepted at all. Now we've spiraled into a nonsensical world where all evidence is meaningless. All thanks to demanding that everything be 100% proven before being accepted as fact. 

Cool semantics bro.

I said nothing about absolute proof but feel free to beat on that straw-man.



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